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Corfu

Corfu is one of the northernmost islands of the Ionian Sea. Located at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, near the coast of Epirus. The northeastern coast quite close (approx. 2 km) of the coast of Sarande, Albania. Its shape is oblong, wider in northern and narrows to the south. Its coasts have a total length of 217 km, forming many bays and capes. The terrain is mostly mountainous, especially in the north. Foreigners call peaks (in English Corfu), the two peaks that appear as they approach the visitor to the island. Higher peaks is the Almighty (the ancient tissue 914 m.) And Stravoskiadi (849 m.).

Corfu is known for its natural beauty and turquoise waters, majestic palaces and museums, historical sites and attractions worth visiting. The Italian architecture, the beautiful beaches, nightlife and traditional cuisine attracts every visitor. It stands for hospitality makes any visitor feel at home. Corfu town is a unique combination of old and new coexist in perfect harmony. There are many beaches a total length of 200 km, is ideal for swimming and water sports. The exploration of the island charms each visitor said that he sees close up the spectacular scenery and the most breathtaking views. A trip to the heart of the island and the picturesque villages provides each guest a picture from the traditional life of Corfu.

 

 

 

Gouvia

Gouvia Corfu is built on a natural bay, formerly fishing village and they got their name from the many goby or as they are called Gouvia kokovioi fish caught in the region. In 1537, the settlement was unsuccessfully besieged by the Turkish fleet, headed by Barmarosa. Two centuries later, after a similar attempt, the Venetians fortified the port and built a naval base there. The ruins of the Venetian shipyards built in the 18th century located next to the beach. From the formerly impressive structure where the Venetians repaired their fleet of ships, still remain some arches.

One of the most developed tourist destinations, very close to the town of Corfu are Gouvia. Thousands of tourists every summer choose Gouvia Corfu as there will find many restaurants with Greek and international cuisine, pubs, nightclubs, market, pharmacies, and generally, everything one needs for a holiday will find along the two main roads the settlement. Gouvia Corfu have an organized beach with shallow waters, ideal for swimming and water sports and a large, modern marina for docking and refueling of vessels. Gouvia Corfu linked to the city by bus which runs every half hour from early morning until late at night. Gouvia Corfu is built on a natural bay, formerly fishing village and they got their name from the many goby or as they are called Gouvia kokovioi fish caught in the region. In 1537, the settlement was unsuccessfully besieged by the Turkish fleet, headed by Barmarosa. Two centuries later, after a similar attempt, the Venetians fortified the port and built a naval base there. The ruins of the Venetian shipyards built in the 18th century located next to the beach. From the formerly impressive structure where the Venetians repaired their fleet of ships, still remain some arches.

 

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